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The Basics / INFORMATION FOR EVERYONE BEFORE MAKING AN APPLICATION
« Last post by Alba on August 13, 2019, 03:14:07 PM »
I really don't think this can be made any clearer, but I'll try. 

(1)  If you joined TE only weeks ago, and you activated your membership at that time and have already spent several hours logged in, please do not make a new application in your name or any other.  Please read all the posts in this folder and the board rules.  If you are sharing a computer with someone else who is or wishes to be a member, please email us.

(2) If you are or believe you are or thought you were sometime in the past a member of TE, please refer to this post: https://www.transcriptionessentials.com/index.php?topic=29282.0 and email us.

This is not Facebook or any other social media platform.  It is a private board, and our approach to membership works differently.  We want the forum to run smoothly and safely for all which means we will not simply approve every application.  The practice of joining and leaving which is prevalent in FB groups will not happen here.  That, of course, does not mean that people can't reapply, but if you have ever been a TE member before, please email us first.

Our email door is always open for members or non-members who are experiencing membership or any other TE-related difficulties.

[email protected] or [email protected]
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The Basics / Re: AFFILIATE LINKS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON TRANSCRIPTION ESSENTIALS
« Last post by Alba on August 05, 2019, 05:24:00 AM »
In addition, posts offering a referral code/affiliate link via private messaging will not be tolerated on TE.  If you do this, you will be banned.
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The Basics / AFFILIATE LINKS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON TRANSCRIPTION ESSENTIALS
« Last post by Alba on July 12, 2019, 02:27:02 PM »
Affiliate links will not be tolerated on TE.  If you post an affiliate link, you will be banned.  We consider affiliate links to be spam/advertising, and we will have no hesitation in reporting any such spam to the entity concerned.
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The Basics / Re: INFORMATION FOR NEW APPLICANTS - REMINDER
« Last post by Alba on July 07, 2019, 12:35:44 PM »
If you have recently applied for membership of Transcription Essentials, please understand that although we aim to process all applications quickly, it is not always possible.  In the unusual event you have not received an activation email within a maximum of 48 hours, please email admin (at) transcriptionessentials.com with the details you entered on the application.

Please DO NOT make a further application.  That means do not make any application at all under any variation of your previous details or using different ones.  Please email us.

Note that if you do not provide a valid email address when you register, you will not receive the email containing the activation link, and your registration will not be successful.  Note also that the email may go into your spam or junk mail folder, so you will need to watch for it.

If you realise you made a typo in your email address when you applied to TE, please email admin (at) transcriptionessentials.com with your other application details.  Please DO NOT submit a further application under a new user name so that you can correct your email address.

Thanks for your cooperation in helping things to run smoothly at Transcription Essentials.
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The Basics / Information for members having difficulty signing in for any reason
« Last post by Alba on April 18, 2019, 03:28:51 PM »
If you are a member of TE and cannot recall your password, please use the 'forgotten password' facility on the log-in page.

If for some reason that does not work or if you have forgotten your user name or find you cannot log in for any other reason, please email admin (at) transcriptionessentials.com.

Please DO NOT make a new application under either your current or previous user name or a different user name.  Please email us.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping TE to run smoothly.
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The Basics / Re: PLEASE READ FIRST: IS THIS THE RIGHT PLACE FOR YOU? - UPDATED
« Last post by Alba on March 09, 2019, 01:57:08 PM »
We have updated the links in Barb's original post.
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The Basics / INFORMATION FOR MEMBERS WHO HAVE FORGOTTEN USER NAME OR PASSWORD
« Last post by Alba on February 23, 2019, 10:00:07 AM »
If you are a member of TE and cannot recall your password, please use the 'forgotten password' facility on the log-in page. 

If for some reason that does not work or if you have forgotten your user name or find you cannot log in for any other reason, please email admin (at) transcriptionessentials.com.

Please DO NOT make a new application under a different user ID.

Thank you for your cooperation in helping TE to run smoothly.
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The Basics / INFORMATION FOR NEW APPLICANTS
« Last post by Alba on February 21, 2019, 01:50:14 PM »
If you have recently applied for membership of Transcription Essentials, please understand that although we aim to process all applications quickly, it is not always possible.  In the unusual event you have not received an activation email within a maximum of 48 hours, please email admin (at) transcriptionessentials.com with the details you entered on the application.

Please DO NOT make a further application.  That means do not make any application at all under any variation of your previous details or using different ones.  Please email us.

Note that if you do not provide a valid email address when you register, you will not receive the email containing the activation link, and your registration will not be successful.  Note also that the email may go into your spam or junk mail folder, so you will need to watch for it.

If you realise you made a typo in your email address when you applied to TE, please email admin (at) transcriptionessentials.com with your other application details.  Please DO NOT submit a further application under a new user name so that you can correct your email address.

Thanks for your cooperation in helping things to run smoothly at Transcription Essentials.
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The Basics / THIS IS TRANSCRIPTION ESSENTIALS: ONE MEMBER'S EXPERIENCE
« Last post by Iliketotype on March 09, 2017, 10:38:43 AM »
This post expresses eloquently the whole purpose of Transcription Essentials.  We think this is so important that we are putting it here for you to read to understand what we are all about.


Im feeling blessed and grateful to be an independent contractor for CAS Associates! This represents my first reputable contract that is, one that meets the TE standard of pay and professionalism. To other newbies, like me, please stay encouraged.

Although TE is NOT a job board, I learned about this opportunity right here on TE. As a mid-life career changer, I must admit that I arrogantly submitted my resume as is in the beginning of my search for transcription contracts. My focus instead was on creating a customized cover letter. However, I was not getting responses from reputable companies. Thats because I was basically asking prospective employers/contracts to read between the lines of the work experience highlighted on my resume and pull out those transferable skills that would apply to transcription work.

Duh on my part! I wanted prospective contracts to do what I should have already done. :argh:

After taking a deep breath and reading the many posts on this forum, I ate some humble pie. I reworked my resume to include an objective along the lines of this: business writer transitioning from a successful career in communications to independent transcription. More importantly, my new resume highlighted anything relevant to transcription: typing speed; proficiency in English, grammar and punctuation; availability to do same-day turnaround; experience (although not extensive, but it still counts) with audio files with multiple speakers, accents and background noise; and so forth. It also now includes the transcription-related equipment and software I have, just as TE advises.

My new resume generated a positive response from what would eventually become my new contract after testing and vetting. Now I cannot stop cheesing!  :D :D :D

Thank you so much for this wonderful forum! TE is like a union of worker rights advocates and mentors, especially the way Alba and Barb and so many others ponce on ANYTHING that reeks of less-than-professional treatment of transcriptionists. On cloudy days, Elliria always brings the sunshine. And on those days I felt nervous and dispirited, the following thread was deeply encouraging, particularly the posts by JenVose and Jennie Ann: http://www.transcriptionessentials.com/index.php?topic=27327.0

I still have a way to go in transitioning to a full-time career in transcription, but I believe in the power of momentum. Things are turning around! They can for others who keep believing and learning and testing.

 :thanks:  :carrot: :banana3: :pineapple:
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The Basics / REV, TRANSCRIBEME, CASTINGWORDS and similar low-paying companies
« Last post by Iliketotype on August 07, 2016, 07:36:40 AM »
The minimum pay recommended by Transcription Essentials is something equivalent to $60 an audio hour.  We absolutely do NOT recommend less than $1.00 an audio minute.

Unless you shouldn't be doing transcription because you lack the necessary skills, you should not be working with Rev or TranscribeMe or CastingWords or any similar low-paying company. 

If this offends you and you do not think you can do better, Transcription Essentials will not be a good place for you.  Please note that we have NO INTEREST in discussing this fact.  This is a private board.  We have our own place in the transcription world.  We intend to stay there.  Argument about why low rates are either okay or necessary is not welcome here.


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